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The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

The Alice Network

By Kate Quinn

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,457 Ratings

Description

Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER

#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!

One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!

Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!

The Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter

Reviews

  • The Alice Network is fabulous!

    5
    By CaroCC
    I loved this book! I have told so many about it. The Alice Network may be one of those rare books that I do read again.
  • Could have been written better

    2
    By hhat2!
    The basic story of this book is interesting. But I found that all of the cliche’s in the book were annoying. And if she mentioned the Luger or Lagonda one more time.......Where was the editor? I read a lot of books and maybe that is why I thought that it was not that great. It has lots of potential to be better if it could be written differently. I finished it ONLY because my book club is reading it.
  • I would give this book 10 stars if I could amazing read

    5
    By McKenna Lo
    This book was phenomenal! Would highly recommend!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Jessiep813
    What a great story of historical fiction. I really enjoyed this from start to finish
  • Page 48

    4
    By MandyMacaroon
    It’s been about two weeks since I started this book. I’m on,y on page 48. It is so incredibly boring. I wish we could request refunds.
  • Great read!

    5
    By NevadaRealtor
    Loved this book! It was fast paced and I didn’t want to put it down.
  • What a story!

    5
    By aai12
    Loved every minute of this book! Great historical fiction read with captivating characters!
  • The Alice Network

    5
    By Readingbythesea
    Wonderful story the ending is so touching and unexpected.
  • Excellent book!

    5
    By Yankees5825
    I loved this book!! It was such an amazing story. The author was very detailed as well. Amazing and heartfelt story. I couldn’t put it down!
  • COMPELLING READ! By Cincy Kid 68!

    5
    By JC Cincy Kid
    Haven’t read a book so intense and heart-wrenching yet also so heartwarming- as what Ms. Quinn has very eloquently written. This is beyond (5) STARS- I will definitely be reading more of her work. These (3) women show why the female gender is the stronger- us men are “wimps ” in comparison! JB

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